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FTC Authority is Checked in Cybersecurity Actions

Following a federal appeals decision, the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to police companies over cybersecurity remains intact, except that it must be specific on...

Unions May Continue Pushing Smaller Bargaining Units

The NLRB’s new stance on so-called “micro units” might not discourage unions from proposing smaller bargaining groups to win elections. On May 31, a small...

Dodd-Frank Rollback Begins With Enacted Bill

Since President Donald Trump took office, the finance and corporate world had been anticipating relief on banking regulations that were instituted after the 2008...

Supreme Court Hands Employers Win on Arbitration Clauses

Employers that require workers’ claims against them go to arbitration received big news last week.

Supreme Court Lets IPR Stand but Shakes it Up

Although most patent counsel has been watching the patent case Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, a U.S. Supreme Court decision in...

Justice Department Reveals Major ‘No-Poach’ Settlement

The Justice Department this month gave companies the clearest signal yet that it is living up to its promise to take a tougher stance...

SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Foreign Lost Profits Case

One of this year’s most-watched patent cases held oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court. Depending on how broadly the court rules, the outcome...
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Companies Can Still Craft Data Breach Plans for GDPR

The grace period is winding down on a massive data security regulation that is front-of-mind for many U.S. in-house counsel. The European Union’s General Data...

FLSA Compliance Shifts in Tip Retention, Overtime Exemption

Between the end of March and the beginning of April, all three branches of government generated significant developments in wage-and-hour compliance. A new amendment...

SCOTUS: State Courts Can Keep Federal Securities Class Actions

More companies might be stuck defending federal securities claims in state courts following a new decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Elena Kagan delivered...